Finding New Ways to Connect
Rainey Room B
Thank you to all the families that collected new books for us! We loved them. The students were enthralled reading today's book, "A Girl Like you."
Cloudy weather did not dissuade us from going outside and enjoying another wonderful day at St Johns. Before we went outside, however, we learned about photography from Melanie. After a quick discussion about how cameras work, we took turns trying them out before going outside for outdoor photography and movement. Janie described it best:
"Press the little button and then we take pictures. (The lens) is like an eyeball"
Back inside, we continued our work with sewing, building and social emotional development. Maxon and Sylvie added dramatic play as they created a castle with a surround forest filled with animals.
"I have a great idea. Why don't we try building together?" - Sylvie
Today's building work was a great opportunity for building empathy through play. Students complimented each other's work and asked to join in. Sylvie and Maxon started with different ideas and after discussing their individual works, found a way to combine them into a new project. We are proud that our students are becoming stronger scholars and better people in Rainey Room B!
Rainey Room A
Today the children were interested in continuing their building from yesterday. We spent time constructing a “Zebra house” that soon turned into a whole animal neighborhood! In between the animal city planning, several children took the time to continue sewing projects with some even embracing the optional challenge of spelling names and common words using our collection of letter beads!
Outside we enjoyed collaborating on chalk projects, and when we returned, we found we had a myriad of messages from Rainey Room B waiting for us! Tomorrow we will continue our discussions about “What makes an obstacle course” and take the time to reply to our Rainey Room B friends via messages!
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